Purchase digital downloads of MeatEater here. In MeatEater, author and hunter Steven Rinella deconstructs and masters hunting techniques; tracks and pursues prey; and procures his food. Whether glassing for Montana Mule deer, or rooting out Javelina in Texas, Rinella defers to his backcountry roots, challenging himself at every corner while providing a memorable adventure along the way.
In the harsh desert Southwest, Steven Rinella has come to learn the truth about tracking a mountain lions with dog. With the help of two expert lion hunters, he immerses himself in the physical and emotional challenges of cougar hunting. Sometimes the reward of the hunt is the thrill of success and a delicious meal, and other times it’s a more personal, and possibly more important lesson of knowledge and humility.
On this hunt, Steven Rinella heads into the wilds of southeastern arizona to chase mountain lions. It's hard country and the odds are against him, even with two of the best lion trackers and some of their trustiest dogs on their side.